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Old 01-17-2006, 10:32 PM
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Penis on U.S. currency!?

I got one of the new 2005 buffalo nickels, and noticed there is a prominent part of the buffalo's anatomy featured on the coin. Is this what I think it is, and, if so, is this the first time that a penis has been featured on U.S. currency, or any nation's currency, for that matter? See for yourself... 2005 Buffalo Nickel
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:38 PM
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I got one of the new 2005 buffalo nickels, and noticed there is a prominent part of the buffalo's anatomy featured on the coin. Is this what I think it is, and, if so, is this the first time that a penis has been featured on U.S. currency, or any nation's currency, for that matter? See for yourself... 2005 Buffalo Nickel
Is anyone else strangely aroused...?
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:41 PM
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Must resist urge to mention Grover Cleveland.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:43 PM
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If you think that's bad, you should have seen the first draft of the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:43 PM
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Is anyone else strangely aroused...?
No.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:47 PM
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Are we counting Andrew Jackson?
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:49 PM
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It's nothing new, and it's not a penis. It's featured on the original buffalo nickel as well. The feature in question is called the prepuce tassel, and although it is a part of the male anatomy on buffalo, it's not the penis itself. It's just long hair growing from the foreskin.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:19 PM
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Snopes has a page about it. Apparently there was a rumor that the coins were to be recalled, which is untrue.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:20 AM
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... it's not the penis itself. It's just long hair growing from the foreskin.

Oh, well, when you put it that way, that's much better!
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:24 AM
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It's nothing new, and it's not a penis. The feature in question is called the prepuce tassel, and although it is a part of the male anatomy on buffalo, it's not the penis itself. It's just long hair growing from the foreskin.

Oh, yeah, my mom had that.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:28 AM
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How the hell did that get past Ashcroft?
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:37 AM
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I'm glad I don't live over there. You 'muricans and your buffalo wang money. Creepy.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:57 AM
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Our nickel has a big beaver on it. Much better.
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:45 AM
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Shit, if they really wanted to showcase American might, they'd put my penis on the coin!
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:55 AM
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Oh, yeah, my mom had that.
Your mom has a foreskin? Sooooo....she's not Jewish?
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:34 AM
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The Cook Islands can beat that (if you pardon the metaphor).

I have upstairs somewhere a dollar (?) coin featuring the Poynesian sea god Tangaroa, who looks a little like this.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:48 AM
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Shit, if they really wanted to showcase American might, they'd put my penis on the coin!
Ah yes, intimidation through uproarious laughter. Make them so bleary-eyed they can't see to shoot.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:07 AM
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Shit, if they really wanted to showcase American might, they'd put my penis on the coin!
*squints*

Yup, that might be a penis.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:11 AM
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Yup, that might be a penis.
Those perfidious Yanks! They've invented something that looks like a penis, only smaller. Talk about a secret weapon.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:29 AM
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*squints*

Yup, that might be a penis.
Of course you can barely see it, you're all the way up in Canada! It's difficult to see from more than 500 miles away. You have to at least come down to the California/Oregon border to see it properly.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:41 AM
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The Cook Islands can beat that (if you pardon the metaphor).

I have upstairs somewhere a dollar (?) coin featuring the Poynesian sea god Tangaroa, who looks a little like this.
Ah yes, Tangaroa, AKA, "Tripod".
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:59 AM
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The map of Europe on Euro coins shows the countries that are currently EC members, hiding non-members. Thus, Sweden and Finland are shown, but Norway is hidden. This is unfortunate. The map will look a lot ... better if we can persuade Norway to join.

http://www.dgep.pt/imagens/2e.gif
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:15 AM
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We just did this a little while ago:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...hlight=prepuce
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:20 AM
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As ever Australia is one step ahead. It is easy to fold an old $5 bill so that it shows the Queen sucking a cock.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:22 AM
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It is easy to fold an old $5 bill so that it shows the Queen sucking a cock.
Well, for ages it's been possible to fold the $1 bill so that Washington forms a penis, if you wanna bring folding into it.

Is there a website that shows the Aussie nill and its folding? I've never seen one.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:34 AM
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As ever Australia is one step ahead. It is easy to fold an old $5 bill so that it shows the Queen sucking a cock.
She told me she'd keep those to herself! Hussy.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:42 AM
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Our nickel has a big beaver on it. Much better.
That provides opportunity for a lot of metaphors about U.S./Canadian relations, which I sincerely hope we'll avoid getting into!
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:43 PM
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What would happen if one were to polish one of these coins, you know, to make it bright and shiny?

Rub it vigorously, in other words.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:19 PM
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Also forget not the Owl of Athena on the US 1$!
Money as propaganda starts with the Greeks minting coins to pay the armada builders for the war against Sparta. Money and war- friends forever...
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:24 PM
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If memory serves me, Michelangelo's David has appeared on Italian currency.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:26 PM
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What would happen if one were to polish one of these coins, you know, to make it bright and shiny?

Rub it vigorously, in other words.
Penis would, of course, ensue.


Someone had to do it.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:31 PM
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reminds me of capt. Beefheart- " our wrinkled pennies we will unfurl..."
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:28 PM
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*squints*

Yup, that might be a penis.
Does that come in adult sizes?
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:38 PM
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Is anyone else strangely aroused...?
Strangely? No, not strangely.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:11 PM
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Is there a website that shows the Aussie nill and its folding? I've never seen one.
Sure enough – there is.

It's not exactly the Queen –it's her pearl necklace transformed into teeth. But hey.
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:59 PM
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I got one of the new 2005 buffalo nickels, and noticed there is a prominent part of the buffalo's anatomy featured on the coin. Is this what I think it is, and, if so, is this the first time that a penis has been featured on U.S. currency, or any nation's currency, for that matter? See for yourself... 2005 Buffalo Nickel

coins are not currency
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:05 AM
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It's not exactly the Queen –it's her pearl necklace transformed into teeth. But hey.

OOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:22 AM
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coins are not currency

Currency: Any form of money in actual use as a medium of exchange.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:13 AM
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Shit, if they really wanted to showcase American might, they'd put my penis on the coin!
Might that actually be "mite" rather than "might"?
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:18 AM
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Funny, I thought money couldn't buy happiness.
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:58 AM
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I'm glad I don't live over there. You 'muricans and your buffalo wang money. Creepy.
At least we don't actually use one dollar coins down here - that would just be loony.
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:19 PM
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If memory serves me, Michelangelo's David has appeared on Italian currency.
I don't know about David, but Leonardo's Vitruvian Man (the guy with four arms and four legs inside the circle and square) is the obverse of the current Italian 1 Euro coin.
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:35 PM
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Not to be too troublesome, or not understanding human anatomy but----

In the picture ----doesn't the penis seem to be a little high on the body?
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:43 PM
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I'm glad I don't live over there. You 'muricans and your buffalo wang money. Creepy.
Do I detect a slight trace of Canadian Penis Envy?
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:17 PM
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That provides opportunity for a lot of metaphors about U.S./Canadian relations, which I sincerely hope we'll avoid getting into!
I wonder... if I take a American buffalo penis nickel, and put it into a little box with a Canadian beaver nickel... how much change will be in that box after a month or two?
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:37 PM
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Not to be too troublesome, or not understanding human anatomy but----

In the picture ----doesn't the penis seem to be a little high on the body?
Looks about right to me. Not that it has anything to do with human anatomy.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:56 PM
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Looks about right to me. Not that it has anything to do with human anatomy.
Thank goodness for that, because I think that hair growing from the foreskin would freak me right the hell out. And you know how gross unshaved legs look in nylons? Imagine a condom over a fuzzy foreskin!
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:56 PM
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I wonder... if I take a American buffalo penis nickel, and put it into a little box with a Canadian beaver nickel... how much change will be in that box after a month or two?
That will only work with paper clips, coins will only breed under seat cushions!
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:03 PM
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Sure enough – there is.

It's not exactly the Queen –it's her pearl necklace transformed into teeth. But hey.
As long as we're going way off track, check out the Land O Lakes Indian girl's knockers.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:07 PM
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In Canada, not only do we have a beaver on our nickel, check out the lion and unicorn on our Coat of Arms.
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